Inside a Magical Lodge

Inside a Magical Lodge

Author: John Michael Greer

Publisher: Aeon Books

ISBN: 9781913504533

Category: Social Science

Page: 322

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For centuries, magical lodges have been one of the most important and least understood parts of the Western esoteric traditions. The traditional secrecy of lodge organizations has made it next to impossible for modern students of magic to learn what magical lodges do, and how their powerful and effective traditions of ritual, symbolism and organization can be put to work. This updated and expanded edition of Inside a Magical Lodge reveals the foundations of lodge work on all levels-from the framework of group structure that allows lodges to efficiently handle the practical needs of a working magical group, through the subtle approaches to symbolism and ritual developed within lodge circles, to the potent magical methods that lodges use in their initiations and other ceremonial workings. It is a must-read for members of existing lodges, for students of magical traditions such as the Golden Dawn, for practitioners of other kinds of group magical work and for all those who have wondered about the hidden world behind lodge doors.

Inside a Magical Lodge

Inside a Magical Lodge

Author: John Michael Greer

Publisher:

ISBN: 1913504751

Category:

Page: 320

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For centuries, magical lodges have been one of the most important and least understood parts of the Western esoteric traditions. The traditional secrecy of lodge organizations has made it next to impossible for modern students of magic to learn what magical lodges do, and how their powerful and effective traditions of ritual, symbolism and organization can be put to work. This updated and expanded edition of Inside a Magical Lodge reveals the foundations of lodge work on all levels - from the framework of group structure that allows lodges to efficiently handle the practical needs of a working magical group, through the subtle approaches to symbolism and ritual developed within lodge circles, to the potent magical methods that lodges use in their initiations and other ceremonial workings. It is a must-read for members of existing lodges, for students of magical traditions such as the Golden Dawn, for practitioners of other kinds of group magical work and for all those who have wondered about the hidden world behind lodge doors.

The City of Hermes

The City of Hermes

Author: John Michael Greer

Publisher: Aeon Books

ISBN: 9781912807345

Category: Psychology

Page: 296

View: 140

The essays and articles collected in this volume sum up the first not-quite-decade of John Michael Greer's career as a writer on magic and occultism. While they cover a range of subjects, all of them share a common theme, and were shaped by certain experiences that remade his spiritual life just before the first of them was written. They record a remarkable period in the life of a scholar, and will provide inspiration and entertainment to students of the occult as well as anyone interested in magic or writing.

Mysteria Magica

Mysteria Magica

Author: Melita Denning

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 0738701696

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 452

View: 327

Mysteria Magica is the classic ritual text of training and development in the Western Mystery Tradition, appearing on countless suggested reading lists. Long out of print, this book has been hard to find and expensive when chanced upon. A complete system of Magick, Mysteria Magica reveals essential and advanced teachings in terms that even newcomers can follow, with a richness of inspiration embraced by experienced mages. Mysteria Magica explores the core of Ceremonial Magick-the inner system of symbolism, philosophy, and spiritual technology. It shows how and why ritual acts can lead to their desired result in the "Principles of Ceremonial" section. This comprehensive work also presents a formal traditional education in the key elements of High Magick: sigils; telesmata; consecration; protection; and Enochian rituals and techniques, including proper pronunciation of the Enochian language. Designed for individual or group use, Mysteria Magica contains the most vital procedures of High Magick with authentic texts and formulae.

Inside a Magical Lodge

Inside a Magical Lodge

Author: John Michael Greer

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 156718314X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 364

View: 681

The author of "Circles of Power" and "Paths of Wisdom", presents the lodge system as a coherent whole, showing, in immediate and practical terms, how one can put it to work . 21 line drawings.

By Names and Images

By Names and Images

Author: Peregin Wildoak

Publisher: Skylight Press

ISBN: 9781908011503

Category: Magic

Page: 374

View: 536

The Golden Dawn (GD) system of magic is the main source of the esoteric and magical wisdom and techniques practiced in the West today. While the rituals and bare teachings of the tradition have been published for sixty years, the inner workings and esoteric keys that empower those rituals have largely remained unpublished or unexplored in contemporary works. By Names and Images remedies this lack by providing detailed and clear instructions for the visualisations, spiritual connections and energetic practices required for every major GD practice and ritual, as well as several unpublished techniques. Focusing on the meanings and use of sacred names and practical techniques of visualisation, the book thoroughly explores meditation and divination, purification ritual, invocation and evocation, grades of initiation, and direct experience of the inner realms. Also covered is an explanation of the Qabalah and its use as a magical framework. While the book is sufficiently practical and clearly explained to be of huge benefit to a newcomer to magic, its primary aim is to allow people already practicing the Golden Dawn system to do so more effectively, and to be touched by the amazing spiritual blessings the rituals offer.

The Druid Magic Handbook

The Druid Magic Handbook

Author: John Michael Greer

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 9781609251512

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 272

View: 911

The first and only Druidic book of spells, rituals, and practice. The Druid Magic Handbook is the first manual of magical practice in Druidry, one of the fastest growing branches of the Pagan movement. The book breaks new ground, teaching Druids how to practice ritual magic for practical and spiritual goals within their own tradition. What sets The Druid Magic Handbook apart is that it does not require the reader to use a particular pantheon or set of symbols. Although it presents one drawn from Welsh Druid tradition, it also shows the reader how to adapt rites and other practices to fit the deities and symbols most meaningful to them. This cutting edge system of ritual magic can be used by Druids, Pagans, Christians, and Thelemites alike! This is the first manual of Druidic magical practice ever, replete with spell work and rituals.

AUDINT#Unsound:Undead

AUDINT#Unsound:Undead

Author: Steve Goodman

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9781913029470

Category: Music

Page: 320

View: 101

Tracing the the potential of sound, infrasound, and ultrasound to access anomalous zones of transmission between the realms of the living and the dead. For as long as recording and communications technologies have existed, operators have evoked the potential of sound, infrasound, and ultrasound to access anomalous zones of transmission between the realms of the living and the dead. In Unsound:Undead, contributors from a variety of disciplines chart these undead zones, mapping out a nonlinear timeline populated by sonic events stretching from the 8th century BC (the song of the Sirens), to 2013 (acoustic levitation), with a speculative extension into 2057 (the emergence of holographic and holosonic phenomena). For the past seven years the AUDINT group has been researching peripheral sonic perception (unsound) and the ways in which frequencies are utilized to modulate our understanding of presence/non-presence, entertainment/torture, and ultimately life/death. Concurrently, themes of hauntology have inflected the musical zeitgeist, resonating with the notion of a general cultural malaise and a reinvestment in traces of lost futures inhabiting the present. This undead culture has already spawned a Lazarus economy in which Tupac, ODB, and Eazy-E are digitally revivified as laser-lit holograms. The obscure otherworldly dimensions of sound have also been explored in the sonic fictions produced by the likes of Drexciya, Sun Ra, and Underground Resistance, where hauntology is virtually extended: the future appears in the cracks of the present. The contributions to this volume reveal how the sonic nurtures new dimensions in which the real and the imagined (fictional, hyperstitional, speculative) bleed into one another, where actual sonic events collide with spatiotemporal anomalies and time-travelling entities, and where the unsound serves to summon the undead. Contributors Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Lendl Barcelos, Charlie Blake, Lisa Blanning, Brooker Buckingham, Al Cameron, Erik Davis, Kodwo Eshun, Matthew Fuller, Kristen Gallerneaux, Lee Gamble, Agn├Ęs Gayraud, Steve Goodman, Anna Greenspan, Olga Gurionova, S. Ayesha Hameed, Tim Hecker, Julian Henriques, Toby Heys, Eleni Ikoniadou, Amy Ireland, Nicola Masciandaro, Ramona Naddaff, Anthony Nine, The Occulture, Luciana Parisi, Alina Popa, Paul Purgas, Georgina Rochefort, Steven Shaviro, Jonathan Sterne, Jenna Sutela, Eugene Thacker, Dave Tompkins, Shelley Trower, and Souzana Zamfe.

Beyond the Narratives

Beyond the Narratives

Author: John Michael Greer

Publisher: Aeon Books

ISBN: 9781913504212

Category: Psychology

Page: 294

View: 893

In 2003 John Michael Greer became the seventh Grand Archdruid of the Ancient Order of Druids in America (AODA), an initiatory organization teaching Celtic nature spirituality which was founded in 1912. The outcome was that his writings began to stray into territory very far from the Hermetic occult philosophy that had been the previous focus of his career. The essays included in this volume chronicle some of the themes he explored as a result: Druidry, Jungian psychology, politics, history, and the shape of the future in a society in decline.

2000 Magical Almanac

2000 Magical Almanac

Author: Raymond Buckland

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide Limited

ISBN: 1567189504

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 384

View: 397

Here is your personal guide to the enchanted world of folklore, fables, and magic. Not only can you support your magical lifestyle with a dazzling array of articles (about 100 in all) by your favorite authors, but the almanac pages in the heart of the book list the Moon's sign and phase, and incense and color correspondences for each day to maximize the energy of your workings. A listing of holidays and festivals around the world makes it possible for you to celebrate a new tradition nearly every day of the year.

2001 Magical Almanac

2001 Magical Almanac

Author: Llewellyn Publications

Publisher:

ISBN: 1567189636

Category: Almanacs, American

Page: 352

View: 279

This eclectic treasury of spells and how-to's is a resource people can use every day. More than 95 articles are featured, including "Natural Magic for Emergencies", "Sweat Lodge Magic", "European Marriage Magic", "Japanese Sacred Sites", and "Garden Mazes". Illustrations.